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Beach in Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca - or as it translates in English, 'The White Coast' - certainly lives up to its namesake when it comes to finding a sunbathing spot.

Destination Highlights

  • Perfect for all holidaymakers

  • Home to the famous town of Benidorm

  • A mix of traditional towns and tourist resorts

  • So many sandy beaches to choose from

What are the best beaches in Costa Blanca?

If you're wondering where to start, here are a few of (what we think are) the top beaches in Costa Blanca:

  • Playa de Levante – stretching for more than 2km, this popular sand spot in the capital is a hit with families thanks to its beach bars, sun loungers, play areas and watersports.

  • Playa de San Juan – a long, sandy beach in Alicante with clusters of surrounding bars and restaurants, a children's playground, a choice of watersports and sloping sands that lead into the warm Mediterranean Sea.

  • Playa de La Fossa – the second-biggest beach in Calpe, famous for its powdery sands, seafront promenade and its rugged, limestone outcrop that juts from the sea, making for a spectacular view.

  • Playa de la Albufereta – a smaller, rocky beach lined with palm trees for natural shade, and it's accessible via tram directly from Alicante, so getting here is a doddle.

  • Platja de les Rotes – the perfect spot if you're looking for something sweet and simple away from the crowds, with a rocky bay, a footpath and crystal clear waters which are ideal for snorkelling.

Discover more Costa Blanca hotels here.

What are the top hotels in Costa Blanca?

There are plenty of popular hotels to choose from where you can soak up the sun and have fun in Costa Blanca. From family-friendly to Adult Only, here are some of our favourite stays in the sunny Spanish region:

  • Sol Pelicanos Ocas  - The star of the popular TV show ‘Benidorm’ the Sol Pelicanos Ocas is a top pick with families. Only 300m from the beach with three pools, four kids’ clubs and a selection of bars and restaurants, there’s no wonder people love this hotel!

  • Magic Robin Hood - A themed four-star hotel that’s great for families with young kids, the Magic Robin Hood features a large outdoor pool area, kids’ play area with slides, a spa for the adults and a game experience room.

  • Flamingo Beach Resort (Adults Only) - If you’re looking for a child-free getaway to Benidorm then look no further than the Flamingo Beach Resort. This Adult Only hotel (14+) features three pools, a salon and activities like yoga and Pilates.

  • Albir Garden Resort & Aquagarden - A three-star All Inclusive pick for families, the Albir Garden Resort & Aquagarden features a waterpark, gym, spa, seasonal kids’ club and two pools - everything you need for a fun-filled holiday.

  • Magic Aqua Rock Gardens - A brilliant waterpark, fabulous entertainment and an Adult Only chill-out area, the four-star Magic Aqua Rock Gardens in Benidorm caters to all ages whilst being only 150m from the beach for those who love to spend their days by the sea.

  • Dynastic Hotel - Located in the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm, the Dynastic Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, two swimming pools, a spa and fun activities for families.

Fancy a trip to one of Costa Blanca's top resorts? Check out our article on 5 budget-friendly Benidorm hotels here!

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Weather in Costa Blanca

























Situated on the east coast of Spain, Costa Blanca offers hot summers and cooler winters. The best time to visit is between June and August, as this is the time that the temperatures are
highest, with the least rainfall and with 10-11 hours of sunshine per day.

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How long does it take to fly to Costa Blanca?

It takes about 2.5 hours to fly to Costa Blanca from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Costa Blanca?

Costa Blanca is 1 hour ahead of the UK.

What currency do they use in Costa Blanca?

The official currency of Costa Blanca is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Costa Blanca?

The official language spoken in Costa Blanca is Spanish.